Canada2Argentina - Going outside to play for 6 months!

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by marcoue, Jul 8, 2016.

  1. dwj - Donnie

    dwj - Donnie Long timer

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    There are folks that ship by ship containers at greatly reduced fares, of course the container has to be full. There are also the RORO ships, but I have no idea if they head north. It seems that I have read of folks shipping to Europe on RORO for about $1,000. As reference, there are companies that will take your moto from southeast Florida to Germany for approximately $800. However the lack of competition, competence and overall corruption makes shipping from South America a whole different ball game. That is the reason Canada Air stopped flying motos down there.

    When I go, I am planning on using one route down and another route back up to visit all of the countries, except for Venezuela. Of course I am retired and do not have time limitations. It is very likely that we will fly back to USA/Mexico for a month after traveling for a few months and then return for a few more.

    One other comment, if the owner of this Thread does not mind. There is a Moto Rental company in Peru or Ecuador that will assist you in buying a moto and then buy it back from you after your trip.
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  2. marcoue

    marcoue Been here awhile

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    Thanks for the info!
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  3. stromsavard

    stromsavard Serge

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    Salut Marc!! Super trip que tu fais la toi!! Excellent et merci de partager!! I'm in body!!
  4. OtterChaos

    OtterChaos Guzzi Sud!

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    I know the Tuckers (ride report Tuckers to TDF) shipped their bikes back from Ushuaia in a container but it didn't go well as the shipper didn't do all the work he promised, worth a read. I may check Dakarmoto for shipping back or if I'm still enjoying myself I may just ride it back.
    Here is a quote of what they found when they got the bikes back
    I think I'll at least plan on riding to BA for shipment back.
  5. marcoue

    marcoue Been here awhile

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    Merci! :)
  6. Azteca Descent

    Azteca Descent Adventurer

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    Congratulations!....this is an inspiration for a lot of us...you won't get robbed nor have an accident, just have faith that everything is going to be fantastic and that you are protracted by angels, good luck and god bless you


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  7. marcoue

    marcoue Been here awhile

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    All right guys... Took many of you comments into account and shaved a bit of my luggage. Not easy! I'm down from 2 backpacks to only one!

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  8. borscht zanetti

    borscht zanetti Pura Vida ! ... eh?

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    Very good ! :clap
    Overthinking and consequently overpacking are very easy to do in the build up to a long ride. I think it is how we calm our anxiety by just bringing more stuff.
  9. marcoue

    marcoue Been here awhile

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    Can anyone tell me if it's possible to import a table in a post?

    Here is the detail:

    Bag # Color Content Weight Location

    Bacpack Grey Clothes, laptop, shoes 16 kg Back seat
    1 Blue Tent 1 kg Right Box
    2 Grey Tire Pump 2 Kg Right Box
    3 Blue Sleeping bag and mat 1 kg Right Box
    4 Blue Heated - cooling vests 2.3 kg Left Box
    5 Blue Cooking stuff 2.2 kg Left Box
    6 Grey Various 2 kg Right Box
    7 Blue Shell - insulated vests 1.6 kg Left Box
    8 Grey 2 oil filters 1 kg Right Box
    9 Grey Jump starter pack 1 kg Right Box
    10 Grey First aid kit 1 kg Right Box
    11 Grey Electronics 1.5 kg Left Box
    Toolbox Black Tools 5 kg Right Box

    There is also the cover. It actually fits in there with negligible weight.

    Keep in mind, the top box is empty!

    Total luggage: 37.6 Kg

    Drove the bike around, yes it's heavy, but manageable!

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  10. goodcat

    goodcat Changing latitudes, altitudes and attitudes

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    Much better

    And top box empty is a big bonus.

    Mine too... Its great for getting food n spirits n basically is my junk drawer for quick access small items

    I also have a bike cover and have used it alot. In fact its on now. Its monsoon season and rust.

    Im going to bet the first item you send home is the insulated vest haha
  11. marcoue

    marcoue Been here awhile

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    The insulated vest packs so small that I hardly notice it.
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    I'm sure it'll be useful in high altitudes places in Peru for example. I will probably hike part of Aconcagua and where I've been hit by snow in the middle of summer a few years ago!
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  12. goodcat

    goodcat Changing latitudes, altitudes and attitudes

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    Nice
    And as Canadians.... We always prepare for all 4 seaons Lol

    I have cold weather gear too

    Looks like your ready to roll
  13. marcoue

    marcoue Been here awhile

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    :) You bet I am but I'm turning 50 Tuesday and I have a surprise party (!!!) planned for next Saturday. So, hitting the road next Sunday or most probably Monday (depending on the level of the headache I have in the morning!). My girlfriend aslo wants me to leave Monday so we can spend a last day together home. I can't imagine how difficult it is for here these days... But she's great about it and has the good attitude. Thank god! the trip would not be possible otherwise.
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  14. goodcat

    goodcat Changing latitudes, altitudes and attitudes

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    Sounds like a great sendoff.
    Welcome to 50. Its a great age to adventure. Life experiences and still young enough to enjoy it

    Salute
  15. Azteca Descent

    Azteca Descent Adventurer

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    How do you like that Sargeant seat? Is it comfortable?


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  16. marcoue

    marcoue Been here awhile

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    Hi,

    I love it, and it is much more comfortable than the original seat, witch I only use for short rides in the city.

    It a MUST for anything more than one hour...
  17. ron*

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    I saved in my favorites and I will be following, good luck and have a nice trip.
  18. marcoue

    marcoue Been here awhile

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    Thanks! Hope to keep you entertained. Don't hesitate to jump in and comment or give your feedback and suggestions!
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    NZRalphy I'm not half as good as I think I thought I was

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    Numbering and naming your bags is a great idea....I like it
  20. marcoue

    marcoue Been here awhile

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    Makes 2 of us! I got this idea from my trip to Inuvik a few years back when I needed to find a small item in the rain at night! Hopefully, it'll now be faster with the bags identified!
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